Sunday, October 25, 2015

continuing a series: mark making with a three color palette

My final watercolor wednesday at battery park city for the season: unseasonably, gloriously warm. still my color palette reflects the season: yellow ochre, burnt sienna and indigo and some of their infinite combinations.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

watercolor mark making at battery park city

this week's watercolor class assignment was experimenting with mark making - using the brush in a variety of different ways.

i found myself inadvertantly reproducing, precisely, the colors of the leaves that littered the ground around me using just yellow ochre, burnt sienna and prussian blue. the marks began as riffs on an ink drawing on brown paper i did several years ago.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

i'm back although i never left

it seems my feedly feed had a mind of its own
and felt the world needed a break
from my content.
evidently now i'm once again worthy.

i noticed that the link on the post about my new site isn't clear in its iphone iteration. my paintings, drawings and collages can be seen if you CLICK HERE

if you follow on feedly you've missed some rock paintings (of course) but also the beginnings of my picasso sculpture sketch book. after my first visit to picasso sculpture at MoMA last month i thought i'd draw every object in the show.

i've been four times thus far, ambling from one room to the next with sketch and wash pencils, water brush, brush pen, crayon. as crowded as it gets i find it easy to sketch with only an occasional jostle. i've met several delighful people who stop and talk about the sketching and the picasso work.

in the same way that painting landscape plein aire allows an intimate experience of place, so drawing these objects, paying the kind of attention required, rewards with an exquisite awareness of the process of making them.

it was especially fun sketching all six absinthe glasses from different angles.

Friday, September 25, 2015

rocks and process at battery park city. again

battery park city painting process

a drawing that went perhaps too far. this is why i take photographs. process is everything i don't look back and wish i had stopped. well i try not to.

pencil, watercolor, ink, paint stick

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

invitation to my second home

well, third actually. this blog is the second.
my first online home is the PBASE site
that hosts my photography.

my more recent online home is HERE
where i've created galleries devoted
mainly to collage, paintings and drawings.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

saturday stelae

ink drawings, battery park city


Thursday, September 17, 2015

shadow play

painting shadows on a glorious september day
at battery park city.
ink and watercolor, 6x18 panels

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